|Nonfiction Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adult/Teen Programs|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel StashowerDirections & Maps
In this true crime tale of 1841 Manhattan, twenty-year-old cigar girl Mary Rogers was found brutally murdered and the incompetent NYPD could not seem to solve the crime. The ensuing public outrage and bungled investigation led famed writer Edgar Allan Poe to put the detective from his fiction magazine serial, C. Auguste Dupin, on the case. The Edgar Award-winning Stashower interweaves the biographies of both Rogers and Poe with an intriguing look at the birth of the modern detective story.
Location: Conference Room